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Big South Fork offering one free camping night on Monday

Jan. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EST

ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can enjoy a free night of camping to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday. The park says it is authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground. The...

Ida victims move from tent camps to trailers 4 months later

Jan. 10, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged...

First Day Hike planned for Burlingame State Park

Dec. 31, 2021 15:27 PM EST

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts in Rhode Island can welcome in the new year with a First Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground. The hike at the park in Charlestown starts at 1 p.m. Saturday and runs until 3 p.m., the state Department of Environmental...

New equestrian campground coming to North Bend State Park

Dec. 27, 2021 04:14 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new equestrian campground with a covered corral and 20 stalls is being developed at North Bend State Park, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. Department of Resources Director Stephen McDaniel announced the project, which he said was prompted by a surge...

Maine state parks have record attendance for 2nd year in row

Dec. 25, 2021 12:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine state parks had a record number of visitors this year for a second year in a row. The Portland Press Herald reports that Maine’s 42 state parks and historic sites had more than 3.2 million visitors through November, according to Jim Britt, spokesman...

Louisiana park lost 80% of trees, could reopen in spring

Dec. 21, 2021 14:08 PM EST

MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana park closed since August 2020 by Hurricane Laura could open next spring but will have far fewer trees, Louisiana State Parks Director Brandon Burris said. Four-fifths of the trees at Sam Houston Jones State Park either toppled or were...

Pictured Rocks to begin charging 1st entrance fee in March

Dec. 14, 2021 10:22 AM EST

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will soon begin charging visitors entrance fees for the first time in the 55-year history of the tourist destination in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Park officials announced Monday that the park along Lake Superior will...

Chicago pastor camps outside to raise money for child center

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor is camping outdoors for a planned three-month vigil that will take him through one of the city’s notorious winters to raise money for a child resource center in one of its toughest neighborhoods. The Rev. Corey Brooks embarked in late November on a...

Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The...

Vermont Army National Guard offers tour of training site

Nov. 21, 2021 12:30 PM EST

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Army National Guard is holding a public tour of the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho early next month. The event will include an overview of the Vermont Army National Guard organization and capabilities, a visit to the biathlon...